One of the longest piers in California, Oceanside Pier spams 1,954 feet. It is located at the end of Pier Way Street in Oceanside, California. This wooden pier was built in 1888 but suffered damage from a storm in 1890.
Rebuilt in 1893 it still stands strong in the Pacific and is host to hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. I think 100,000 of them were on the pier on January 1st, 2014 when the pier treated us to a great sunset.
The newly named Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre sits at the base of the pier, and was renamed posthumously in 2012 in honor of hometown football hero Junior Seau. The cement amphitheater hosts numerous events and concerts.
You can fish on the pier without a license and there is a snack shop for bait, yummies, or fishing pole rentals. If you just like watching, there are usually plenty of fisherman on the pier… or fisherwoman that are bringing in every size catch.
A lot of times we just like to watch the surfers from a different view point at this popular surfing spot or go to dinner at Rubys Diner at the end of the pier.